Team Member

James “Buck” Runyan, MS, LMFT, LCP, CEDSS

Executive Director

James is well known within the professional arena for eating disorder treatment. Since 1994 he has developed many eating disorder treatment programs throughout the country. His many roles have included Executive Director, Chief Operations Officer, Clinical Director, Program Director, and Therapist. James has been an expert consultant for several treatment centers and has provided private practice care to clients with Eating Disorders, Self-Injurious Behavior, and Bariatric Surgery. Philanthropic involvement has been an important feature of James’s work. He has been involved with the International Association of Eating Disorder Specialists nearing two decades. James is an IAEDP Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Supervisor. He founded the first iaedp chapter in California and several more chapters throughout the nation. He was actively involved with the Certification Committee having jointly written and taught the overview session for several years, the Chapters Committee, and the Senior Advisory Counsel. James also served on the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) Board of Directors from 2010 through 2016 and is a past President of the Board of Directors.

Executive Director
Certificates & awards
1998-Current: iaedp Member, 2004-2008 iaedp Founding Chapter President of first regional chapter in Orange County California, 2008-2019 iaedp Certification Committee Co-Lead, 2009 iaedp Outstanding Member Service Award, 2010-2016 iaedp Member of the Board of Directors, 2013-2014 iaedp President of the Board of Directors, 2013-Current: iaedp Fellow, 2015-2019 iaedp Senior Advisory Committee Member, 2014 iaedp Outstanding Service Award for Presidential Service, 2014-2015 iaedp Symposiums: Developed and taught the iaedp Certification Core Course Overview, 2015 iaedp Certification Committee Service Award, 2016-2019 iaedp Symposiums: Co-developed and co-taught the iaedp Certification Core Course Overview